Castle Rock Season 1



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Filter" continues Castle Rock's slow burn, drawing viewers deeper into the terror of the unknown while building toward some shocking answers -- all without offering much in the way of movement in the overall plot.

Episode Info

Henry's son visits from Boston; a funeral stirs up unsettling memories.


Melanie Lynskey
as Molly Strand
Scott Glenn
as Alan Pangborn
André Holland
as Henry Deaver
Jane Levy
as Jackie
Terry O'Quinn
as Dale Lacy
Bill Skarsgård
as Shawshank Prisoner
Sissy Spacek
as Ruth Deaver
William Xifaras
as Truck Driver
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Critic Reviews for Filter

The Kid has a strange affect on everyone who sees him, but what does that mean? I'm ready for some answers.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Filter doesn't quite emphasize on the stir from last episode, but it's a bridge to what I'm hoping will be ideally nefarious.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Though "Filter" concludes on a rather grim note... it's hard not to be utterly thrilled with the possibilities the revelations in this episode have opened up.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Filter, for better or worse, stands right on that precipice of providing answers and overpowering the rest of the show, like a bad ingredient in a recipe.

Aug 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Filter" does not offer any clarity but continues to advance the story forward in a terrifying manner.

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

When I first saw this episode, I misread the title as "Filler," and despite its explanations, that's what "Filter" feels like.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Well, that cliffhanger can go straight to hell, which is coincidentally what awaits the people who caged the Kid for all those years.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Castle Rock doesn't use a lot of music, but, when it does, it seems to throw in songs from other generations, adding to the temporal confusion.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In a "Castle Rock" cast that includes the charismatic old pros Scott Glenn and Sissy Spacek and the quirky scene-stealer Melanie Lynskey, it's easy to overlook how quietly excellent André Holland has been as Henry Deaver.

Aug 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Castle Rock has just leveled up... This installment was the first time it felt like you could see the series as something closer to a cohesive whole.

Aug 16, 2018 | Full Review…